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12 gifts to bring a merry Christmas for whales and dolphins

On the first day of Christmas, I bought my friend a really nice gift to help support Whale and Dolphin Conservation!

As if by magic, another year has passed and Christmas is upon us. We have created WDC’s top 12 flip-tastic ethical and sustainable gifts of Christmas that support our critical work. Earn some seriously cool ethical points by helping us create a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.

1.
Narwhal case from Don Fisher

Our fin-tastic partners Don Fisher, have created this special narwhal case and each one is handmade with 100% natural cotton.

These fun cases can be used as purses, pencil-cases, key-holders and pouches and €3 goes to supporting our work each time you buy one.

2.
I am Fish game, from Curve Digital

I AM FISH is the exciting adventure game of four fish friends who embark upon an epic journey to break out of captivity in a pet store and reach their true home, the sea!

A percentage of each sale is donated to WDC.

3.
CHPO tursiops sunglasses.V2

These seriously stylish shades will not just shield your eyes but will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy with their ethical credentials.

The TURSIOPS sunnies (latin for bottlenose dolphin) are made from recycled stainless steel and 100% of profits come to WDC.

4.
one nine 5 pouch

One Nine 5’s Eco essentials pouch was specially made with us at WDC, using vegan leather from 100% recycled polyester and even a water-proof zip!

This stylish, multi-use pouch is great for holding all your essentials for anyone, from mums on-the-go and jetsetters, to the person you know who needs a little help finding their keys.

5.
adopt a dolphin pack

Our 12 gifts of Christmas would not be complete without a symbolic adoption of an orca, dolphin or humpback. Adoptions are a whaley good opportunity to learn about whales and dolphins.

Adopters get regular updates on the individual, a tote bag (or stickers for children) and a personalised certificate.

6.
anorak_kids_orca_pjs_romey

From towels and bedding to swimwear, pyjamas and yes, anoraks, every purchase made in Anorak’s fabulous orca design range supports WDC.

Anorak source long-lasting sustainable and recycled materials to make their products and insist on a transparent supply chain.

7.
mermaid tail

Planet Mermaid’s swimmable mermaid tails are flipping oar-some for big (and regular sized) kids to enjoy either while swimming, in the bath or as fancy dress. Whales and dolphins will also benefit from your mer-shopping!

 

8.
Teemill stop-pollutingheather-royal-online shop

Teemill have created a gorgeous ‘heather’ royal blue t-shirt with the words ‘stop polluting their sea’.

The inspirational 'T' is available through our own online shop, so funds directly help support our work.

9.
Emma's soaps rosehip giftbox online shop

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the gift of soap and Emma’s soaps offer not just beautiful scents, but all-natural ingredients great for sensitive skin with a zero-waste approach to packaging.

Available from the WDC online shop, directly supporting whales and dolphins.

10.
BLUE ORCA DUO HOODIE Big Wild Thought

Big Wild Thought have created a fabulous range of orca-themed clothing and accessories.

All products purchased in the Orca range mean a donation to WDC.

11.
jasmine alexander on hand

Sported by the likes of Anais Gallagher, Jasmine Alexander’s elegant ethical sterling silver stackable rings make a wonderful gift for the jewellery-lover you know this Christmas.

Jasmine is a prominent conservationist and supporter of WDC. Available from our online shop.

 

12.
cuddly-beluga-whale-online shop

This cuddly beluga will make a great Christmas present for all ages. 50cm in length from nose to tail and suitable from birth.

Available from our own online shop so that funds go directly to ensuring whales and dolphins can be safe and free.

Now you've got your 12 ethical gift ideas, you can also find out how to wrap them, plastic free here!